Even with its tiresome freemium model, Shadow Fight 2 is one of the best fighting games available.
Google is taking yet another shot at a living room software platform with Android TV, which runs on the upcoming Android L platform.
With an intuitive interface, reliable tools and artistic touches, Google Calendar is easily one of the best apps in its category.
If you own a tablet with a good active stylus and you take a lot of notes, it's definitely worth giving MyScript Nebo a shot while it's free. But your mileage may vary.
The concept of short, celebrity-powered shows to watch on the go seems pointless when we're mostly still stuck at home.
Intel Mac users will like Snow Leopard's smartly designed interface enhancements, and its Exchange support is a must-have (especially with Outlook for Mac on the way). With a ton of technological improvements, Snow Leopard is worth the $29 upgrade fee.
Google's experimental game streaming service launches without many of its promised features and just a handful of games. It works, but there's not much incentive to buy in.
For the price of one console game a year, Apple Arcade gives you a lot of quality games and a steady stream of new titles.
If you're a dedicated Windows 8 hater, the update to Windows 8.1 isn't going to change your mind. For everyone else, this collection of tweaks, fixes, and new features is useful, but everything here should have shipped in the original version last year.
Microsoft makes an aggressive, forward-thinking, and bold statement for the future of PCs with Windows 8, and vast security and speed improvements more than justify the $40 upgrade price.
Windows Vista Home Premium is essentially warmed-over Windows XP Home Edition. If you're currently happy with Windows XP SP2, we see no compelling reason to upgrade. On the other hand, if you need a new computer right now, Windows Vista Home Premium is stable enough for everyday use.
SwiftKey is, quite simply, the best Android keyboard we've used.
More than just a news app, Yahoo stands out for its customization and search tools.
Its streaming video quality may not be perfect, but HBO Go for Android is still a must-have for anyone who already subscribes to HBO at home.
This award-winning game is an excellent port to iOS, bringing the creepy storyline loved by console gamers to the touch screen.
If you want to try a running game that's a little different from the rest in the genre, Running Dead is a good option, but be ready to grind through levels to make money for new weapons.
Nitro Pro 8 is a feature-packed PDF program with impressive performance and a dead-simple interface. And with its slim price tag, it is a fantastic option, even over the popular Adobe Acrobat.
If you are part of the target audience for the A Beautiful Mess Web site, this app might appeal to you, but if you're looking for a strong photo editor, you should look elsewhere.